LNHG Field Trip to Ford – Sat 16th April 2016

We head down south for our April field trip, to Ford, at the south-western tip of Loch Awe. This area has a range of woodland types plus marshes, rocky ground and of course, the loch itself. Though still early in the year it’s time to drag our attention away from lichens and decaying fungi and welcome Read More …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 12th April 2016

Our next LNHG talk is on Tuesday 12th April 2016 and is entitled ‘Capturing our Coast’ with Dr Hannah Grist from SAMS.  This replaces a series of talks by undergraduate students at SAMS which were scheduled for Tuesday 19th April. Please note the change of date. Capturing Our Coast, also known as CoCoast, is a Read More …

LNHG Field Trip to Strone Hill – 12th March 2016

Our next field trip is at Strone Hill, about 3 miles east of Dalmally, where there are footpaths leading through remnants of ancient oak woodland down to the river Lochy. We’ll be recording lichens, fungi and anything else that’s about. Meet at the Forestry Commission car park which is well signposted on the right as Read More …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 8th March 2016

‘Invasive Plants’ with Gordon Gray Stephens. What are they? Invasive non-native species (INNS) are species which have been introduced, as a result of human activity, to an area where they are not native, and which are detrimental to native species and habitats.  Well-known examples are Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Rhododendron.  As well as affecting Read More …

LNHG Field Trip to Glen Nant – 13th Feb 2016

Our next field trip is to Glen Nant National Nature Reserve to look at the lichens and other inhabitants of the “Celtic Rainforest”. This is in conjunction with Plantlife’s Celtic Rainforest storytelling event at Taynuilt and the launch of their new Glen Nant walk leaflet. Meet at 10 a.m. in the reserve car park which Read More …

National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS)

  Get involved with Plantlife’s, National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) and adopt a 1km square to survey. Enter your post code to find out which squares are available near you. More details of how to participate are listed below:- Link to National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS)  

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 9th Feb 2016

‘Wildlife Gardening’ with Barbara MacFarlane Barbara has been with TransTech Ltd at Connel for ten years working as Company Secretary and office administrator and has latterly diversified to carry out surveys for private water supplies and flood risk assessments. She also assists with benthic surveys for the aquaculture industry and phase 1 habitat surveys. In Read More …

LNHG Field Trip to Ardchattan- 16th January 2016

Our first field trip of 2016 will be at Ardchattan on Saturday 16th  January meeting at 10:00 am. At this time of year, our attention turns to lichens, particularly those of Atlantic woodlands, many of which are plentiful in our area but rare nationally and globally. We will take the old Charcoal Road through ancient Read More …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 10th November 2015

It’s that time of year when we start looking at lichens again and who better than Andy Acton to give a talk on this amazing subject The title of his talk is     ‘Lichens of the Wild West’ The talk starts at 19.30 hours at Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich, Seil, and is free to Read More …

Baked Alaska – Tuesday 17th November

Ardfern, Lochgilphead – Craignish Village Hall.  Starts 7:30 pm For booking information click on the link below : – http://ridinglights.org/baked-alaska/

Wild Mull Celebration – Sunday 8th November

The  Wild Mull team, mostly based on the island, has organised a free event to be held on Sunday 8th November, starting at 10am, at Craignure Village Hall The day will include presentations from a range of speakers discussing Mull’s species and habitats and including land owners and managers and non-governmental organisations. Speakers include David Read More …

LNHG Monthly Talk – Tuesday 13th October

“The Forming of the Easdale Slates”  a talk by Alastair Fleming. Alastair is a local geologist, teacher and writer who lives on Luing and like many of our speakers is a Lorn Natural History Group member. The talk starts at 19.30 hours at Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich, Seil, and is free to members, £2 to Read More …

SWT – A Boat Trip with Sealife Adventures – Tuesday 13th October 2015

SWT have organised a four-hour Wildlife Cruise with Sealife Adventures to the Corryvreckan on Tuesday 13th October at 10:00 hrs There are a couple of places left on this boat trip. Any takers? Cost is £50 per person. If you’re interested please get in touch with Tony Mitchell-Jones on T: 07788 497796 or E: tony@swtalg.org.uk

SWT Talk – The Wildlife of St Kilda & Mingulay – Thursday 15th October 2015

‘The Wildlife of St Kilda and Mingulay’ – a talk by David Palmar. At SAMS, Dunstaffnage, SWT Argyll and Lochaber Group Starting at 19:30 hrs

Biological Recording and the Use of Social Media – Thursday 15th October 2015

‘Biological Recording and the use of Social Media’ Thursday 15th October 2015 – 14:00 to 16:00 hrs The event will be held at the Atlantic Islands Centre on Luing. A talk by Richard Wesley of Lorn Natural History Group about the importance of biological recording and the use of Facebook as a recording medium. With Read More …

Studying the Garvellachs – Thurs 8th October 2015

“Studying the Garvellachs – Why are these rocks world-famous?” A display & talk by Tony Spencer, at the Atlantic Islands Centre. Display from 6.00pm; Talk 7.45pm. Bar and refreshments available from 6.15pm-10:30pm. Tony has been working for several summers on the Garvellachs. Those on passing boats may have seen a lone figure and wondered what Read More …